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Report from the 2014 Charismatic Leaders Fellowship

Report from the 2014 Charismatic Leaders Fellowship

Charismatic  Leaders’ Fellowship (CLF) had its yearly meeting in  Bradenton, Florida, at Gerald Deristine’s Christian Retreat Center, on February 24 thru the 27th.  CLF is the descendent of the Charismatic Concerns Committee (CCC), an important group of charismatic and Pentecostal leaders formed in the 1970s to monitor, advise and correct the disparate currents and personalities […]

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The End of an Era? Does Skopos Theory Spell the End of the “Free vs. Literal” Paradigm? by Jonathan Downie

The End of an Era? Does Skopos Theory Spell the End of the “Free vs. Literal” Paradigm? by Jonathan Downie

Introduction While most discussion of Bible translations take place around the traditional “free vs. literal” debate, modern, non-Biblical translation theory has become suspicious of such easy dichotomies (e.g. Pym 1997: 39).  Many translation scholars now tend to examine translations based on the purpose for which they were written.1 This article will examine skopos theory, one […]

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Highlights from Society for Pentecostal Studies 2014

Highlights from Society for Pentecostal Studies 2014

PneumaReview.com editors Mike Dies and Raul Mock were able to attend the 43rd meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies held at Evangel University from March 6-8, 2014. Here is a small sample of highlights from the convention. From left to right: Byron D. Klaus, President, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Raul Mock and Monte […]

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Ralph Martin: Will Many Be Saved? reviewed by Amos Yong

Ralph Martin: Will Many Be Saved? reviewed by Amos Yong

Ralph Martin, Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization (Grand Rapids and Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012), xvi + 316 pages, ISBN 9780802868879. Ralph Martin should be no stranger to those with some historical experience in or perspective on the charismatic renewal, especially […]

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Charles W. Fuller: The Trouble with "Truth through Personality"

Charles W. Fuller: The Trouble with “Truth through Personality”

Charles W. Fuller, The Trouble with “Truth through Personality”: Phillip Brooks, Incarnation, and the Evangelical Boundaries of Preaching (Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2010), 137 pages, ISBN 9781608994038. ‘Preaching is the bringing of truth through personality,’ stated Phillips Brooks, the former rector of Trinity Church in Boston and later Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts who lived […]

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The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Review Article, by Paul Elbert

The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Review Article, by Paul Elbert

  Murray W. Dempster, Byron D. Klaus, and Douglas Peterson (eds.), The Globalization of Pentecostalism: A Religion Made to Travel (Irvine, CA: Regnum International, 1999), ISBN 9781870345293. This guest review essay originally appeared in Trinity Journal and is reprinted here by permission of the author. This work[1] is the result of a conference in Costa […]

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Let the Bones Dance, reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern

Let the Bones Dance, reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern

Marcia W. Mount Shoop, Let the Bones Dance: Embodiment and the Body of Christ (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010), 184 pages, ISBN 9780664234126. In Let the Bones Dance, ordained theologian-in-residence at University Presbyterian Church (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) Marcia Shoop produces a constructive theology (revised from her dissertation submitted to Emory University under […]

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Margaret Kostenberger's Jesus and the Feminists, Reviewed by Mara Lief Crabtree

Margaret Kostenberger’s Jesus and the Feminists, Reviewed by Mara Lief Crabtree

Margaret Elizabeth Kostenberger, Jesus and the Feminists: Who Do They Say That He Is? (Wheaton, Crossway, 2008), 253 pages, ISBN 9781581349597. Kostenberger, an adjunct professor of women’s studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, is an apologist for the male headship and complementarian viewpoints regarding women in ministry leadership. She “attempts to chronicle the feminist quest […]

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The Spirit of Augustine's Early Theology, reviewed by Tony Richie

The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology, reviewed by Tony Richie

Chad Tyler Gerber, The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology: Contextualizing Augustine’s Pneumatology (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012), 221 pages, ISBN 9781409424376. Chad Tyler Gerber is Assistant Professor of Theology at Walsh University, USA. This book is part of the Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity. The series focuses on major theologians from […]

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J. Keir Howard's Medicine, Miracle and Myth in the New Testament, reviewed by David Seal

J. Keir Howard’s Medicine, Miracle and Myth in the New Testament, reviewed by David Seal

J. Keir Howard, Medicine, Miracle and Myth in the New Testament (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010), 121 pages, ISBN 9781608992447. In his book Medicine, Miracle and Myth in the New Testament, J. Keir Howard has a simple aim, “to apply modern medical knowledge” to the study of miracles and illnesses recounted in the New […]

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Robert Muthiah's The Priesthood of All Believers in the Twenty-First Century, reviewed by John Miller

Robert Muthiah’s The Priesthood of All Believers in the Twenty-First Century, reviewed by John Miller

Robert A. Muthiah, The Priesthood of All Believers in the Twenty-First Century: Living Faithfully as the Whole People of God in a Postmodern Context (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2009), 185 pages. Robert Muthiah, professor of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University, differentiates independence from interdependence, which is held in theoretical tension with the concept of The […]

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Matthew Gordley's Teaching through Song in Antiquity, reviewed by David Seal

Matthew Gordley’s Teaching through Song in Antiquity, reviewed by David Seal

Matthew E. Gordley, Teaching through Song in Antiquity: Didactic Hymnody among Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians (WUNT II 302; Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), 445 pages, ISBN 9783161507229. Matthew E. Gordley, in his monograph Teaching through Song in Antiquity: Didactic Hymnody among Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians, explores the variety of means that ancient poets, over […]

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Supernatural Physical Manifestations in the Evangelical and Holiness Revival Movements, by Paul King

Supernatural Physical Manifestations in the Evangelical and Holiness Revival Movements, by Paul King

With the phenomena associated with the “Toronto Blessing,” the Pensacola/Brownsville revival, and the ministry of Rodney Howard‑Browne, such as falling under the power of the Spirit, trembling, holy laughter, etc., people have tended to either completely accept or completely reject all such phenomena. However, when we study the history of the church, in particular the […]

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Mark Chancey's Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, reviewed by Thang San Mung

Mark Chancey’s Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, reviewed by Thang San Mung

Mark A. Chancey, Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 134 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 304 pages, ISBN 9780521091442. Mark Chancey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, challenges the consensus of the cultural influence of the Hellenistic Romans on the Galilee […]

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